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2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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$4,513 — $12,997 USED
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Convertible
2 Seats
27 MPG
(Combined)
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Overview

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The Good

  • Handling potential
  • Performance potential
  • RWD layout

The Bad

  • Pending further review

What to Know

about the 2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • Soft-top or new power-retractable hardtop
  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Choice of three transmissions
  • Standard side-impact airbags

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2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Ever since Mazda introduced the Miata as an early 1990 model, it’s officially been known as the MX-5 Miata. Most sports-car fans, however, simply called it the Miata. The roadster was finally redesigned for 2006, and the Miata designation departed at that time. Officially, the two-seater is dubbed MX-5, but don’t expect enthusiasts to stop calling it the Miata anytime soon.

The MX-5 is larger than its predecessor but similar to the original Miata in overall design and shape. It is intended to be natural and lively in its reactions. Seat-mounted side-impact airbags are standard.

A new power-retractable hardtop model debuts for 2007, and Touring and Grand Touring models gain an auto-down feature for the passenger window. Stormy Blue and Highland Green are new exterior colors.

Exterior
Like the original Miata, the MX-5’s nose and tail are tapered. The cockpit is wider than the prior generation’s and promises greater hip room, shoulder room and elbow room. The roadster’s weight distribution is an even 50/50, which should help deliver predictable responses, and rack-and-pinion steering takes only 2.6 turns lock-to-lock.

The folding fabric top incorporates a Z-fold design that uses a single, centrally positioned latch handle. The top fits flush in its lowered position, so a detachable boot cover isn’t necessary. Standard wheels measure 16 inches in diameter, but 17-inch wheels are available.

Interior
Two occupants fit inside the ...

Vehicle Overview
Ever since Mazda introduced the Miata as an early 1990 model, it’s officially been known as the MX-5 Miata. Most sports-car fans, however, simply called it the Miata. The roadster was finally redesigned for 2006, and the Miata designation departed at that time. Officially, the two-seater is dubbed MX-5, but don’t expect enthusiasts to stop calling it the Miata anytime soon.

The MX-5 is larger than its predecessor but similar to the original Miata in overall design and shape. It is intended to be natural and lively in its reactions. Seat-mounted side-impact airbags are standard.

A new power-retractable hardtop model debuts for 2007, and Touring and Grand Touring models gain an auto-down feature for the passenger window. Stormy Blue and Highland Green are new exterior colors.

Exterior
Like the original Miata, the MX-5’s nose and tail are tapered. The cockpit is wider than the prior generation’s and promises greater hip room, shoulder room and elbow room. The roadster’s weight distribution is an even 50/50, which should help deliver predictable responses, and rack-and-pinion steering takes only 2.6 turns lock-to-lock.

The folding fabric top incorporates a Z-fold design that uses a single, centrally positioned latch handle. The top fits flush in its lowered position, so a detachable boot cover isn’t necessary. Standard wheels measure 16 inches in diameter, but 17-inch wheels are available.

Interior
Two occupants fit inside the MX-5. The interior is highlighted with chrome and silver accents, and the driver faces a three-spoke tilt steering wheel. Coated glass covers the instrument cluster for easy visibility, even in direct sunlight. Steering-wheel audio and cruise controls are used.

Three compartments are built into the back wall of the cockpit, and one storage area locks. Pockets and bottle holders are positioned around the cockpit.

Under the Hood
The MX-5’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder develops 166 horsepower at 6,700 rpm. The engine operates with four valves per cylinder and has dual overhead camshafts and variable valve timing. Torque output is 140 pounds-feet at 5,000 rpm. Three transmissions are available: a five-speed manual, six-speed manual and six-speed automatic. The six-speed manual has especially short throws and triple-cone synchronizers for the first four gears. The engine’s output dips by 3 hp when it’s teamed with the six-speed automatic.

Safety
All-disc antilock brakes and side-impact airbags are standard.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
40 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(3.9)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

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(5.0)

Not an all weather car!

by RickT from Hope Valley, Rhode Island on October 9, 2019

The Mazda Miata MX5 was a really great car, if you have a car for winter as well as one for summer. I would recommend it for 3 of the 4 seasons but NOT for WINTER!! I really should have known better ... Read full review

(3.0)

Mazda miata

by Kingjames from Spring TX on October 9, 2019

This car meant all of my standards is great on gas has very low mileage zippy through town very well taken care of oil change on time every 3K miles with Mobil 1 full synthetic all service and ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The MX-5 Miata received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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